Sacramento SSD Appeal Lawyers
Have You Been Denied SSD or SSI Benefits?
If you have been denied Social Security Disability benefits, you are not
alone. In fact, the majority of initial applications are denied. It does
not mean that you are not eligible. It simply means that, when the Social
Security Administration (SSA) representative reviewed your case, he or
she either missed something or something was missing.
For more than 40 years our team at Smolich & Smolich has been helping
people like you throughout Northern California overcome denials. We can
assist you with every step of the appeals process.
Contact our Sacramento Social Security Disability attorneys online!
There are two main stages of the appeals process:
- Request for reconsideration, which will be reviewed by a different individual
at the Social Security office
- Request for a hearing in front of an Administrative Law Judge, which is
often the stage where we succeed in obtaining SSD benefits
Reasons for Denial of Social Security Disability Benefits
Your initial application must clearly indicate your disability and inability
to maintain full-time employment for a minimum period of 12 months. A
doctor's note saying that you are "disabled" or "cannot
return to work" is far from sufficient. The SSA is looking for very
specific information about your medical condition and how it impacts your
ability to work full-time.
Typically, you must prove that you cannot perform any of the jobs you have
done in the last 15 years or any other job in the national economy. If
they do not see that within the small amount of time they have to review
your case, you will be denied. Our
Sacramento SSD attorneys know medical and vocational information is needed for SSA to award your
claim. We will determine why you were denied and put together a strategy
to obtain benefits through the appeals process.
Assisting with Every Step of the Complex Appeals Process
Because the appeals process is extremely complex and confusing, it is highly
advisable to retain the services of an experienced Sacramento social security
disability attorney to handle your case. By doing so, you can significantly
improve your chances of obtaining much needed benefits and improving your
quality of life.
Our firm will be at your side throughout every step of the appeals process,
and do everything in our power to ensure you get the benefits you deserve.
Call us at 916-571-0400 (local) or (888) 452-0703 (toll free) to schedule a
free case evaluation!